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1-10 of 95 results in BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies
History, policy and everyday life
There are over thirty million disabled people in Russia and Eastern Europe, yet their voices are rarely heard in scholarly studies of life and well-being in the region. This book brings together new research by internationally recognised local and non-native scholars in a range of countries in...
Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge
As a new president takes power in Russia, this book provides an analysis of the changing relationship between control of Russian television media and presidential power during the tenure of President Vladimir Putin. It argues that the conflicts within Russia’s political and economic elites, and...
Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge
The Making and Breaking of State Socialist Society, and What Followed
David Lane outlines succinctly yet comprehensively the development and transformation of state socialism. While focussing on Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe, he also engages in a discussion of the Chinese path. In response to the changing social structure and external demands, he...
Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge
Postcommunist Livelihoods and Identities: A Portrait of the Intelligentsia in Achit, Bednodemyanovsk and Zubtsov, 1999-2000
This book examines a number of key questions about social change in contemporary Russia - issues such as how people survive when they are not paid for months on end, 'the New Poor', the falling birth rate, why so many Russian men die in middle age, whether regional identities are becoming stronger,...
Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge
Identity, Discourse and Power in the Post-Communist Transition of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
The Baltic States are unique in being the only member-states of the EU to have fought to regain their sovereignty from the Soviet Union, only then to cede it to Brussels in certain key areas. Similarly, no member-states have had to struggle as hard as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to preserve their...
Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge
From its inception in 2001, the United Russia Party has rapidly developed into a hugely successful, organisationally-complex political party and key component of power. This book provides a much needed analysis on United Russia by exploring the role of the party in the Russian political system,...
Published September 29th 2013 by Routledge
This book studies the role of civil society organisations in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Russia. It looks at how Russia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic has developed into a serious social, economic and political problem, and how according to the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Russia is...
Published August 28th 2013 by Routledge
Árpád Göncz and the Post-Communist Hungarian Presidency
Unlike in other countries of Eastern Europe where the opposition to communism came in the form of single mass movements led by charismatic leaders such as Václav Havel and Lech Walesa, in Hungary the opposition was very fragmented, brought together and made effective only by the authoritative,...
Published June 30th 2013 by Routledge
The Sovnarkhoz Reform
The Sovnarkhoz Reform of 1957 was designed by Khrushchev to improve efficiency in the Soviet economic system by decentralising economic decision making from all-Union branch ministries in Moscow to the governments of the individual republics and regional economic councils. Based on extensive...
Published June 16th 2013 by Routledge
After decades of turmoil and trauma, the Brezhnev era brought stability and an unprecedented rise in living standards to the Soviet Union, enabling ordinary people to enjoy modern consumer goods on an entirely new scale. This book analyses the politics and economics of the state’s efforts to...
Published June 12th 2013 by Routledge
The Making and Breaking of Soviet Lithuania: Memory and Modernity in the Wake of War
To Be Published December 23rd 2013
Ideologies of Eastness in Central and Eastern Europe
To Be Published May 8th 2014
Ethnic Relations in Post-Soviet Russia: Russians and Non-Russians in the North Caucasus
To Be Published May 31st 2014
Cinema, State Socialism and Society in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1917-1989: Re-Visions
To Be Published June 14th 2014
Managing Russia's Image in the West
To Be Published July 30th 2014
Dostoevsky and The Idea of Russianness: A New Perspective on Unity and Brotherhood
To Be Published August 14th 2014
Belarus under Lukashenka
To Be Published August 29th 2014
The EU's Eastern Neighbourhood: Migration, Borders and Regional Stability
To Be Published August 29th 2014
The 2014 Winter Olympics and the Evolution of Putin's Russia
To Be Published September 29th 2014
New Europe's New Development Aid
To Be Published October 30th 2014